With around 24 million passengers commuting a day, Indian Railways (IR) is described as the lifeline of the nation. With 5G, the number of trains that run on the existing tracks can increase and efficiency levels are expected to improve. Trains may communicate with each other through the 5G network; smart ticketing and smart coaches are other hallmarks.

The next-gen designs in locomotives are being implemented through multiple software and a fusion of technologies such as AI-ML (artificial intelligence and machine learning) and AR-VR (augmented reality and virtual reality). “We have partnered with Indian Railways for making 14,000 coaches, 3,500 metro coaches and over 3,000 IR locomotives. In 2018, we did locomotive broad gauge, which was a Make in India product as it was manufactured in the country,” said Yogesh Kumar, vice president of Technology & India Engineering, Wabtec Corporation, India, speaking at the India Altair Technology Conference 2022...

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